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Boris Johnson said ‘biological men should not compete in women’s sporting events’.

Speaking to broadcasters during a hospital visit on Wednesday, the Prime Minister said: “I don’t think biological men should take part in women’s sporting events. It may be a controversial thing to say, but it makes sense to me.”

I also think that women should have their own place in hospitals, prisons, locker rooms or elsewhere.

“This doesn’t mean I don’t have a lot of sympathy for people who want to transition, and it’s vital that we give people as much love and support as possible to make these decisions.”

After the Prime Minister’s statements Transgender cyclist Emily Bridges was banned from competing at the British Open National Championships last week after the sport’s governing body decided she was ineligible.

Bridges, 21, who will be competing in a women’s competition for the first time, set a 25-mile junior men’s national record in 2018 and began hormone therapy last year to lower her testosterone levels.

British Cycling’s transgender regulations require riders to have testosterone levels below five nanomoles per liter for a 12-month period prior to competing.

But British Cycling said it had been told by the UCI, the bike’s governing body, that Bridges was not eligible to race under current guidelines.

“We had close conversations with the UCI this weekend regarding Emily’s participation and also worked closely with Emily and her family on her transition and participation in elite competition,” said a statement from Britain. Cycling.

Also this week, it was reported that Blair Hamilton, who is male by birth but self-identified as female and currently plays for Hastings United Football Club women’s team, has been called up to represent the UK Universities women’s team.

The 32-year-old PhD student at the University of Brighton, principal investigator of the Tavistock Transgender Athlete Study, shared her excitement about her choice on social media. “While it’s humming about it,” she said.

Hastings United Women tweeted: “The U’s are delighted to announce that Blair Hamilton has been selected for the England Women’s Universities Sport Team »

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